A Sneak Peek of The Drabbler

I’m making a new blog.
Wait! No, it’s not that I’m abandoning you, Destined. We just have some creative differences that I simply can’t work through. I’m sorry…I…I have to do it.

Anyway. I’ll make another announcement once I get the sawdust cleared at the new site, but I figured I may as well rev up your anticipation by doing a sneak peek.

The Drabbler will be a more focused effort than this blog. And a much more thorough one. I plan on adding content to it a minimum of 3 times a week, perhaps even every day if I feel particularly motivated. The focus of the blog will be on–you guessed it–Drabbles.

“But Robert. What the heck is a drabble?” you ask, your eyes filled with the stop-go curiosity of a child.

I’m glad you asked, Jim. A Drabble is a short fiction story of exactly 100 words. No more, no less.

“But–that’s easy! Only 100 words. Pah, I could do that in a minute!”

Hold on there, Jim. A Drabble’s a bit harder to write than it sounds. After all, you have to write a story. Not a description. Not a character sketch. And certainly not a synopsis. This story must have a beginning, middle, and end. It also must be exactly 100 words long. To give you an idea of how much space you have to work with–this blog post is 337 words long.

But so far, that hasn’t been the issue for me. Instead, I’m having trouble with the blog design process. Since I’m doing a more advanced blog this time around (and worrying about SEO, marketability, and design) and I have approximately 2 experience in web design, this is taking much longer than I thought it would.

In case you were wondering, 2 experience is only double that of the common sea snail.

I’ll let you know when The Drabbler is all proper and fit for company = )

Until then, check out these Drabbles from some more established authors.

http://www.gwthomas.org/lastten.htm

My competition : )
Thanks for reading!

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